Geocode Area

Finds cities and towns in Somerset

This query uses an Overpass Turbo extension called geocodeArea. It accepts a search term as a parameter and attempts to match that against the name of an area.

Areas are not present in the basic OpenStreetMap database. They're constructed as part of loading data into the database that serves the Overpass API. So, while they are derived from real map features they don't exist as something you can edit.

Areas are used to provide some additional functionality, such as searching for places by name, finding features within areas, etc.

Source Filegeocode-area.osm
  • Leigh Dodds